Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Proof In Steam's Mac Client Of Linux Support

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Proof In Steam's Mac Client Of Linux Support

    Phoronix: Proof In Steam's Mac Client Of Linux Support

    We have our hands on the bash launcher used by Valve's Steam client for Mac OS X that was recently announced -- along with the Source Engine for OS X -- and is currently in closed beta. While such scripts are usually insignificant, there is something interesting within it and that is explicit support for Linux.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14823

  • #2
    If this is true I'll be able to play my source games once again. (I refuse to use wine) Which will be awesome!

    Comment


    • #3
      Good things come to those who wait :-)

      They do focus on Apple right now, because Apple wants the showlight, Valve gets the money. But Linux support will happen as the next step of the Steam evolution.

      Comment


      • #4
        i think it's just for servers, where valve will ship a unified *nix package

        Comment


        • #5
          There's been rumors about internal Linux builds, but that doesn't mean that they plan on releasing it. I'd love to be proved wrong though...

          Comment


          • #6
            It's a poor script -- the uname command will return Linux on any architecture I'm pretty sure, which seems at odds with what looks like assuming a 32 system..

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by whizse View Post
              There's been rumors about internal Linux builds, but that doesn't mean that they plan on releasing it. I'd love to be proved wrong though...
              ++

              Half-life 2 the last FPS I actually enjoyed playing. I'd love to play ep3 natively on Linux.

              Comment


              • #8
                I'm not surprised that they run and test Steam/Source games on Linux at Valve, but how long it takes them to make Steam on Linux available outside is another question altogether.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by sloggerKhan View Post
                  It's a poor script -- the uname command will return Linux on any architecture I'm pretty sure, which seems at odds with what looks like assuming a 32 system..
                  Is there a 64 bit Windows build of Steam? Perhaps they only have a 32 bit Linux build at the moment.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Yaaaaay!

                    Also, submitted to Slashdot.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X